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There are a lot of horrible people in the world, and OKCupid and can't do all that much to keep you from going to dinner with them.Moreover, dating sites aimed at heterosexuals tend to feature a lot of male harassment of female users, sometimes to the point that women's inboxes become sufficiently clogged to render the service unusable.Tinder — the massively popular smartphone app that has radically simplified the process of online dating — is becoming a household name. "The best analogy is My Space versus Facebook," Hinge founder and CEO Justin Mc Leod said on CNBC in February. For now, it's much less popular than Tinder, but dominant social networks have been dislodged before, and Hinge's focus on making connections through people you already know could win out.If you live in Boston and go on a day trip to New York City, Tinder will start showing you New York matches, while Hinge will keep serving up Bostonians unless you manually change your hometown in your profile.The focus isn't on finding a quick hookup close by; it's on finding people you could actually date, whom you might ask out if you met at a mutual friend's party.
That eased the message onslaught, but the relative sparseness of Tinder profiles means you have nothing to go on besides your match's photos and messages to you, which doesn't do much to help you determine whether a stranger's safe to meet at a bar.That's a pretty rosy assessment, but the analogy is not all wrong.